Quantum Computing (979G5)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

On this module, you will learn about quantum computation, providing its motivations and the foundation to describe quantum information processing on an simple, hardware-independent level.

You will be provided with a framework to understand how quantum mechanical systems represent and process data, and the mathematical tools to use this framework.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar (Class)


30%: Coursework (Problem set)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: